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it takes away from the place, knowing that environment is here. >> we also discovered that the grand canyon had 3 busts out of the 100,000 visitors. two at joshua tree and one at death valley. >> they come out with a the spring break mentality. >> those busted are subject to federal laws. >> it's primarily marijuana, mushrooms, and then the parties drug ecstacy. >> do you you smoke pot? >> on occasion. >> this climber and local resident said there are more arrests in yosemite because the rangers are more diligent and go after people like him. >> it's really not fair, because they target you. they know they see you around and they know -- people around here smoke pot. >> cases we've handled tend to be people from all over the country. >> criminal defense attorney michael mitchell has represented dozens of visitors at yosemite. he said there's more drug busts because of the concentration of campers in the valley. >> the rangers tend to be able to concentrate their lookout in a tighter area. >> easy picking. >> it could be seen that way. >> i would think that if you are doing drugs in a place
anywhere here in oakland, even in a beautiful neighborhood like rock ridge. it's a target rich environment. >> reporter: in this case, the shooter took off without stealing anything, leaving one man hospitalized and the neighborhood rattled. >> the coast guard boat returned to the home port in alameda today after a month- long mission. she performed two rescues along the way, the first involving two people about 90 miles off of san diego in a sinking boat. the other was just two days ago when there was a cap sized boat off of san diego county. they seized more than 2400 pounds of marijuana. there's no word on when she will shove on her next deployment. >> a really nice day across the entire bay area. lots of sunshine as temperatures are back up into the 70s and 80s. even san francisco maxed out in the 70s this afternoon. right now on live storm tracker 2, you can pick out the radar and satellite loop. you will notice the clouds heading up to the north. but the bay area is in the clear right now. we are expecting clear skies for the overnight hours. as far as current temperatures updated fo
san francisco. county officials say the reusable bags are just much better for the environment. one shopper she had she agreed after seeing them floating around in the breeze in her neighborhood. >> i saw a bag fly away. i like this idea. >> but you have to remember to bring all your bags when you shop. >> i put in the car. >> i think it's smart. i just think it's one more thing for us parents to remember but i think it's a good idea. i have no problems with it whatsoever. we're very well prepared. we've been worrying about this for months so it's not a surprise. >> signs are up near the doors letting people know what's going on. san mateo, carlos, redwood city and east palo alto will follow soon with this same rule. the law basically applies to grocery stores, convenience stores, but not to restaurants. plastic bags can be used for produce, meat and prescriptions if needed. today shoppers telling us if they bought a little extra, paid a little more than they intended to, they were actually given free bags, reusable bags to get them started. they were pretty pleased with that. repor
and to the environment, as well. >> crews expect this to be a multiday clean-up job. the city did a sweep of the area last year in october. >>> there are fewer air traffic controllers on the job this morning. those positions across the country are being furloughed due to the federal spending cuts. ke l.a.x. chico's o'hare could delays from 10 minutes to an hour and if flight controllers at sfo escape the furloughs, bay area travelers may still feel the pinch. >> we could locally have no issues. but if another airport has a staffing shortage, has congestion, we could see delays to and from the locations. >> airlines filed a lawsuit against the federal aviation administration on friday asking a federal court to stop the furloughs of air traffic controllers. faa officials declined comment on the suit. >>> a member of the oakland school board will become the district's acting superintendent soon. gary yee was named a candidate for the job today. the school board is due to vote on the appointment on wednesday. yee has been on the school board since 2003 and he is in line to replace superintendent tony smi
of the solution is simple, getting more officers on the streets. >> that rockridge is a target-rich environment. and with police response times not that great and with a shortage of police officers, crime is bound to go up. >> reporter: and the mayor's budget includes funding for additional police officers. and kalb says he would like to see a minimum of 800 from the current number of 640 in the next two years. and as for the shooting, the victim is expected to recover, and the gunman is still at large. a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest. live in oakland tonight, monte francis, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, monte. >>> in san lorenzo, homicide investigators are at the scene of a suspicious death. the victim is a woman in her 50s who was found at 3:00 this morning lying in a pool of blood in her driveway. a neighbor found her on silver leaf drive near east 14 street. a man who lives a few doors down told us everyone who lives in the neighborhood belongs to a homeowners association, and the area is regularly patrolled by security. the woman's name has not been
to bring a little kin to the environment. here's some of what you said. r.d. copeland tweeted us, i build raw bale and ear plasr homes. can you explain what that means? >> he's got two brothers. >> i was thinking the same thing. >> we applaud him for what he's doing. >> i bet it smells goodtoo. >> another one. lindsay says her forite way to save the planet,sing cloth apers an wipes. >> i heard about that when i had my daughter. >> and then what happened? >> i think i tried it for, like, two days. >> you have to watch them. i thought the smell, and the sink is full of you know what. >> why do you hate the environment? >> willie! >> giada knows being green is a ar round deal. she's been working with ks in an elementary school in l.a. to plant a gardennd grow their own food. >> that's terrific. >> how did this come about? >> what i did in partnership with my agency is that we adopted the school i compton, californ. it's foster elementa, and there's a lot of actual kids who are foster kids in the school. what i really wanted to do tru was just allow them to have a pleasant, fun, educational e
on the environment and wildlife. let's look at where the ban applies. these include grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies as well as other shops. the ban does not include restaurants food takeouts or bags used for produce, meat, bulk foods d prescription meds. we want to make note, if you don't have that reusable bag handy starting today here in those san mateo county cities, you will have to pay 10 cents for a paper bag and that fee is going up in 2015. it will go up to 25 cents per paper bag. so it's a good investment to make right now. live in menlo park, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> by the end of the year, at least 17 cities in san mateo county will have implemented that plastic bag ban. >>> new this morning, it turns out a new waterfront development deal in oakland requires a substantial down payment from taxpayers. our own phil matier reports that to help swing the deal with chinese backing, oakland has agreed to spend about $25 million in unused redevelopment money. that money would be used to buy two parcels of land from the signature development group. >>> later today oakland sch
but not faulty aggression. he has to be able to work in different environments and have the drive. >> they look like german shepherds but they're not, correct? >> correct. this is a belgian. they're very similar. dutch shepherd german shepherd and this one. >> i remember the raids carried out on osama bin laden's compound that we learned about a mall inroy. his name was cairo, is that correct? >> that's correct. >> that's the first time i got the sense that wow, these are dogs with elite units. >> absolutely it's something that has. been -- >> what do they do? why is it so critical to have a dog? >> the primary thing for them is bomb detection. to have the ability for a dog to be able to move out in front is priceless. >> and i kept -- when did this start happening? did somebody say let's bring a dog and somebody said that's not a good idea or did somebody say, that is a good idea? >> dogs have been used since man existed but special operations started using them in vietnam and then after that the programs were largely disbanded and after 9/11 it was decided s
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